White Fillings - Cosmetic Fillings - Rego Park

In our practice we use only white resin composite fillings which we believe are a lot safer than mecury amalgalm fillings. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.

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How is a composite placed?

The dentist prepares the composite then places the composite in layers using a specialilized light that hardens each layer.Whe the process is finished, the dentist then shapes the composite to fit the tooth. The composite is then polished using a specialized tool that prevents it from staining an dearly wear and tear.

What are the main advantages of composites?

The main advanantage is the aesthetic value, since dentists can blend shapes and create a color of tooth virtually identgicsal to that of another tooth. This helps to prevent leakage, decay and excess temperature changes.

Are there any disadvantages?

After a composite filling a patient may feel sensitivity.The shade of the composite may stain if the patient drinks a lot of tea, coffee, red wine or other foods.It is possible for the dentist to put a clear coating over the composite that can prevent or reduce staining. Small composite fillings have a tendency to last longer than large composite fillings

What is the cost?

Prices for composites can vary but usually they are twice the cost of an silver amalgalm filling. As composites continue to improve insurance companies are more likely to cove the cost of composites.